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Top 10 Reasons for Starting Beekeeping

Why are honeybees important? Honeybees are important not because of honey, which certainly is a tasty, nutritious and more importantly, environmentally neutral sweet but honey is simply a by-product of pollination. Pollination is the most important thing honeybees do. Pollination is the transfer of pollen (male) to structures (stigma) on another flower of the same species.

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Why Are Bees Declining?

Add to Favorites By Deborah McSweeney – I am a long-time reader and love Countryside and Small Stock Journal  — it is one of the best! That said, I had to write …

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What Causes Colony Collapse Disorder in Honey Bees?

Add to Favorites By Maurice Hladik – Growing up on the farm, my father had a few beehives so when I recently watched the documentary “What Are the Bees Telling Us?” …

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How to Start Beekeeping in Your Backyard
February 1, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

Add to Favorites This year we started raising honey bees. I wanted to do this for the last couple of years but for one reason or another, it didn’t work …

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My Honey Bee Farming Project Year One
February 1, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

Add to Favorites This year was our first for keeping bees on the homestead. First we had to learn all about starting beekeeping, and I am glad we started by …

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How to Connect with Our Beekeeping Experts
June 29, 2018 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Ask our beekeeping experts your top questions about health, honey, housing, and more! As a member, you’ll have access to hundreds of questions we’ve answered through the years. …

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Maine Outdoor Solutions, Beehive Scentry, SAVE 20%
June 29, 2017 · · Partner Perks

Add to Favorites Welcome to your Partner Perks! With Partner Perks, Backyard Beekeeping members get great deals from names you know and love. Maine Outdoor Solutions is proud to partner …

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SAVE 10% on Beekeeping Books
June 29, 2017 · · Partner Perks

Backyard Beekeeping is proud to announce that members SAVE 10% on beekeeping books in our shop! All you need to SAVE 10% is this handy code!

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